When it’s time to update your outdated furnace, it’s important to realize one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized properly for your home, will not only impact your comfort, but can lead to shortened life of your furnace, and leave you with larger energy costs.
If you choose a furnace oversized for your home, you’ll start to run into short cycles. This means your oversized furnace heated your home too fast, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to shortened lifespan and bigger expenses.
How can you be sure you know the right furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the experts at J.L. Brady Company LLC. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into review and gauges the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) needed to heat your house.
Some Factors that Influence Furnace Size
- Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home will be considered during this process. Often, it is more beneficial to account only for the space that needs heating.
- Home Insulation—Insulation works to keep warm air from escaping your home through the cold winter months. It also strongly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system will be necessary. Let the experts from J.L. Brady Company LLC take a look at the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the best furnace for your house.
- Type of Window— Just like your walls, the certain type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will play into what heating and cooling needs your home requires.
- Outdoor Climate—Factor in the range of weather you get in Moline. You’ll want a furnace that can handle the conditions of your climate every year, without overworking itself.
Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when picking your new furnace. Let the experts at J.L. Brady Company LLC help you pick a unit that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 309-517-7511 or book an appointment online. Whether you have additional questions about furnace size or want to chat about options for your space, we’re happy to help you out.